Published On: Fri, Jan 12th, 2018

Boris hits again in Trump row: Corbyn and Khan placing US-UK relationship 'AT RISK'

The Overseas Secretary reminded the Labour heavyweights the US is the “largest single investor” in Britain and urged them to not put the “essential relationship in danger”. 

He tweeted: “The US is the most important single investor within the UK – but Khan & Corbyn appear decided to place this important relationship in danger.

“We won’t enable US-UK relations to be endangered by some overvalued pompous popinjay in Metropolis Corridor.” 

The US chief was attributable to be the visitor of honour on the opening of the brand new American embassy in London, however in tweet final evening, Mr Trump introduced he would now not be attending.


He cited the very fact the Obama administration had opted to re-locate the embassy from its present location in Mayfair to a purpose-built £750 million facility south of the Thames as the rationale for scrapping his journey, including the transfer was a “dangerous deal”.  

Boris Johnson‘s intervention comes after London Mayor Mr Khan celebrated Mr Trump’s decision not to come to London, saying the US leader had “got the message”.

Mr Khan – who has clashed with the president prior to now – stated a go to by Mr Trump would have been met by “mass peaceable protests” within the capital, which have been backed by Labour chief Mr Corbyn. 

Ukip’s Nigel Farage has additionally blamed Mr Corbyn and Mr Kahn for placing Mr Trump off visiting the nation. 

The previous Ukip chief advised BBC Radio four’s At this time programme: “It’s disappointing. He’s been to international locations all around the world and but he’s not been to the one with whom he’s closest.

“I feel it’s disappointing.

“Perhaps simply possibly Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour occasion planning mass protests, possibly these optics he didn’t just like the look of.” 

Downing Avenue stated the “sturdy and deep” partnership between Britain and the US “will endure” regardless of Donald Trump cancelling plans to go to London.

British authorities sources stated that they had by no means formally been knowledgeable of a date for Mr Trump to make a go to, however hypothesis had urged he would formally open the embassy at a ceremony in February.

The brand new constructing will open for enterprise on January 16.

In December Ambassador Woody Johnson stated he was trying ahead to welcoming the president when he visited, including: “I feel he will probably be very impressed with this constructing and the individuals who occupy it.”

He stated the brand new embassy was a “sign to the world that this particular relationship that we now have is stronger and goes to develop and get higher”.

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